We’ve been having a lot of fun with Easter activities lately. The kids have been setting up their own egg hunts with plastic Easter eggs almost daily. When I saw this beautiful bright colored yarn at the store the other day, I knew it would make an adorable Easter craft. We ended up making these beautiful yarn wrapped Easter eggs inspired by the yarn-wrapped rainbows from School Time Snippets.
All you need for these eggs is a piece of cardboard, some yarn (affiliate link), and some tape. We used a recycled cereal box for the cardboard. I just cut out a basic egg shape. Don’t worry about it being perfect. Once it’s wrapped in yarn it won’t matter if the shape is completely perfect.
I punched a hole in the top of the egg and threaded a loop of yarn through it so we could easily hang the finished eggs.
For younger preschoolers wrapping the yarn while holding the egg in one hand can be a bit challenging, so I modified the task for Tinker. I taped an end of the yarn to the egg so it would stay in place as she got started. Then she held both ends of the egg in each hand and flipped the egg over and over again. As she did so the yarn twisted around the egg.
She twisted and turned until she felt like the egg was covered enough with yarn, and she was very pleased with her Easter craft when she finished. I tucked the end of the yarn in so it wouldn’t come lose, and it was ready to hang up.
Lovey was able to hold the end of the egg in one hand while she pulled the yarn around the egg again and again.
I love how bright and cheerful the finished eggs turned out. Because they are a two-sided craft they are great for hanging in windows or as mobiles hanging from the ceiling or light fixtures.
These were so quick and easy to make. They’d be great for a no-mess activity during an Easter party or large group event.
Have you made any Easter crafts with your kids yet this year?
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